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authorMiklos Szeredi <>2021-01-28 10:22:48 +0100
committerMiklos Szeredi <>2021-01-28 10:22:48 +0100
commit554677b97257b0b69378bd74e521edb7e94769ff (patch)
parent9efb069de4ba748d284f6129e71de239f801053a (diff)
ovl: perform vfs_getxattr() with mounter creds
The vfs_getxattr() in ovl_xattr_set() is used to check whether an xattr exist on a lower layer file that is to be removed. If the xattr does not exist, then no need to copy up the file. This call of vfs_getxattr() wasn't wrapped in credential override, and this is probably okay. But for consitency wrap this instance as well. Reported-by: "Eric W. Biederman" <> Signed-off-by: Miklos Szeredi <>
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/fs/overlayfs/inode.c b/fs/overlayfs/inode.c
index d739e14c6814..cf41bcb664bc 100644
--- a/fs/overlayfs/inode.c
+++ b/fs/overlayfs/inode.c
@@ -352,7 +352,9 @@ int ovl_xattr_set(struct dentry *dentry, struct inode *inode, const char *name,
goto out;
if (!value && !upperdentry) {
+ old_cred = ovl_override_creds(dentry->d_sb);
err = vfs_getxattr(realdentry, name, NULL, 0);
+ revert_creds(old_cred);
if (err < 0)
goto out_drop_write;